Mumbai: Ratan Tata-backed BlueStone.com
will invest Rs. 40 crore on marketing over the next 12 months as it looks to
expand in the nascent-yet burgeoning online jewellery market in India.
The company, which introduced new
facilities like home trials and chat options for prospective buyers, said it is
on track to quadruple revenue to Rs. 1,000 crore by 2018.
Mumbai: The Indian Commodity Exchange
(ICEX) is planning to launch three futures contracts for diamonds in March to
provide exporters with a hedging tool, the exchange said recently, according to
a report published in profit.ndtv.com.
Dubai: The ongoing blockade of Qatar by its
neighbouring nations has raised concern among Indian jewellers who have
operations in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Jewellers said sales
dropped in the region because buyers from Qatar, who are known to prefer high
value items, are absent from the market.
Antwerp: Belgium’s trade in rough diamonds
followed the trend seen last month, with exports and imports rising strongly
year-on-year in volume terms, though the rise in value terms was smaller,
according to figures released by the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC). The
polished trade however, continued to be slow, registering a drop y-o-y in both
volume and value during the month.
Moscow: Russian diamond mining giant
ALROSA, said that Standard & Poors has upgraded its long-term corporate
credit rating to BB+, outlook stable.
New Delhi: The commerce ministry will soon
launch a system similar to hallmarking of gold to certify the quality of
precious gemstones. “We want consumers to know the purity of precious gemstones.
Right now, there is no proper mechanism to know how testing of precious
gemstones is done because of which consumers are misled,” a senior government
Mumbai: The grey market for gold jewellery
is set to thrive after the 3% GST on the yellow metal imposed by the government
since July 1 this year, according to jewellers at Mumbai’s Zaveri Bazaar,
reports The Tribune India.
Mumbai: Titan Company reported strong
jewellery sales in the first fiscal quarter and said it expects to benefit from
India’s new tax system, reports Rapaport.
Mumbai: An increase in taxes on gold sales
in India could curb short term demand from the world's No. 2 consumer of the
metal, the World Gold Council (WGC) said.
Mumbai: India’s Gem & Jewellery Export
Promotion Council (GJEPC) in coordination with the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB)
hosted a seminar for exporters on implications of and procedures under the new
GST regime introduced by the government. A large number of exporters attended
the session which was held in the bourse premises.
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